Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

Small Steps to Big Data BI&EPM Partner Community Forum January 2014

Open to all OPN partners in EMEA, we are running the Business Analytics Partner Community Forum over two days in London, on 16th and 17th January 2014 - Register Now Here.

This forum entitled “Small Steps to Big Data” will focus on discussing with Partners, how best to exploit the tremendous interest in “Big Data Analytics” and to clarify under what circumstances “R” and “Hadoop” are best deployed, and how these co-exist, integrate with, and extend the capabilities of tools you are already familiar with such as Oracle BI, ODI, Endeca and the Oracle Database. We will consider guidelines to hardware deployments, but the main focus of the forum will be how the software inter-operates: with guest speakers from Cloudera, and other partners who have experience in this field.

On the one hand, I do not think “Big Data=Hadoop”. While on the other, Oracle whole-heartedly embraces useful Open Source innovations such as “R” and “Hadoop”: we are, after all, a big player in Open Source with for example JAVA, NoSql and MySql.

You can download the agenda here.  We will seek to answer questions such as:

· How Big is “Big” ? ... at what size is Hadoop’s MPP approach beneficial ?

· What about “Variety” ? ... how do we digest “Any Data” ?

· Who uses this analytics ? ... a few “Data Scientists” or 100s of “Business Users” ?

· How do you spot a “Big Data Analytics” opportunity ?

· If someone is already using Hadoop, do they want to talk to Oracle ?

· What is NEW, and what is Business-as-Usual ?

Audience: This forum will appeal to CTOs, Solution architects and consultants in Oracle Partners familiar with Oracle’s Business Analytics solutions. We will examine the economics and business cases driving “Big Data Analytics” projects, and dive into the pros-and-cons of technology options available to your customers.

· Day 1 – Thursday 16th Jan. 2014: Starts 11.0 am – Sales and Executive briefing.

o Networking Dinner in Evening

· Day 2 – Friday 17th Jan. 2014: Ends 4.0 pm – Deeper dive technical discussions.

Register Now Here

Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Copies of Presentations from BI & EPM Partner Community Forum

We had more than 100 partners participating at this year’s EMEA Oracle BI & EPM Partner Community forum in June 2012 at Istanbul, Turkey; making it a success for all who were there.  The overall feedback from participants was very positive on the sessions from both Oracle Product Development, and those presented by partners.  And it provided a great opportunity to network with partner peers, and meet new contacts for potential co-operation in the future.  

OPN Partners can get access to the presentations by clicking on the following link: EMEA BI & EPM Partner Community event presentations, and selecting the Presentations tab (located at the top of the page).

If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join the Oracle EMEA Partner community for Oracle BI & EPM @ Community Web site.


Thursday Jan 05, 2012

REPLAY Videocast: Partners Grow their Business with Oracle BI & EPM

You can now REPLAY the EMEA Oracle BI&EPM Partner Community Video-Cast (originally Jan. 26th 2012)

If you are a business decision maker, project leader, technical leader or business development manager you will gain value from these events, and we believe that this introduction to the Oracle Partner BI & EPM Community will bring you a wealth of new opportunities.

REPLAY @ http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=390420&s=1&k=59C833681B4CFF70E897E7CED1270A61

In this Community Cast you will:

  • Find out more about the potential coming from the adoption of the Oracle BI and EPM solutions

  • See how BI & EPM is the perfect up-sell to existing Database, Middleware and Applications customers

  • Understand the analyst perspectives on this specific topic and where are the available business opportunity for you


Thursday Dec 08, 2011

2012 Partner Training Programmes for Game-Changing Exalytics and Endeca

Getting specialised has never been more important, than now. Go here to find out how.

I am putting together the 2012 Partner training programmes for our new game-changing Exalytics and Endeca rollouts, to enable you to deliver services to your clients. But as always, places are limited, and I have to give preference to accepting specialised partners, and most specifically the specialised BI & EPM implementation consultants for these free-to-partner in-depth hands-on workshops. Join our community and get specialised to ensure you are invited to these.

Even though we have now some 1,000 “OPN Certified” specialised BI & EPM partner implementation consultants throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), I am regularly told by my sales teams, customers and partners that the demand is well out-stripping supply for BI and EPM due to the incredible growth and gains in market share that Oracle is winning here.

We need to at least double this number in 2012, and we see a number of partner practices actively cross-training their people away from legacy (our competitor’s) products to OBI and Hyperion. And we (the Oracle Partner Network) provide subsidised or free-to-partner BI / EPM Bootcamps (typically 3 to 5 days hands-on workshops) to get you up-to-speed as quickly as possible. There were, for example, some 100 of these BI / EPM Partner Bootcamps in EMEA in 2011: and we have an expanding schedule coming up for 2012.

Join our BI&EPM Partner community and get specialised to ensure you and your teams are invited to these.

Meanwhile you can REPLAY these tutorial recordings here at :

  • Webcast Replay: Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: Overview for Customer Presentations (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Oracle Exalytics: In-Memory Analytics Technical Overview (link)
  • Thursday Sep 08, 2011

    Introduction to emeapartnerbiepm

    Welcome to this BI&EPM Partner Community blog.

    Business Intelligence & Enterprise Performance Management is an area of strongest demand from customers, and is a key focus for Oracle: so partners who specialise in Oracle BI & EPM are particularly successful across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

    For several years we have been running a BI&EPM Partner Community here in EMEA, with a monthly Newsletter, and dedicated micro-site portal for Oracle partners on OPN (Oracle Partner Network).  This blog will now add to the ways in which we will try to keep you informed.

    To find out more, keep tuned in to future blog bulletins, and if you want to subscribe directly to the monthly Newsletter, and dedicated micro-site portal you can do so by registering your "Opt-in" through the JOIN NOW link below.

    In future news from this Community, you will find information to help you be more successful in your BI&EPM business: ideas about innovations, business development, news about enablement and training, and how generally to get relevant information easily from our OPN portal when you need it.

    If you are not already a member of the BI/EPM partner community, please follow the simple steps below.

    Click Join Now

    1. You will need to sign-on to OPN at Oracle.com with your ID & password
    2. You then confirm your OPN profile
    3. Please select the EMEA Community you apply to join from drop-down list:
      • Business Intelligence & Enterprise Performance Management
      • Then click “Submit” to complete the registration

    Best regards

    Mike Hallett
    Alliances and Channels Director - Business Intelligence & Enterprise Performance Management
    Oracle EMEA

    The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.



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